There's Something About Mary - A Primer on the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2012

Who: The Blessed Mother, also known as Mary, Our Lady, Theotokos, the one whom "all generations will called 'blessed'", and the one who is "full of grace"   What: It was declared, pronounced and defined “that the doctrine which asserts that the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular [...]

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A Giveaway to Brighten Your Pathetic, Sad Day

December 7, 2012

As has been made clear by Protestants and Catholics who have crystal clear memories of the way the the Church was before they were born, Catholics have a worrying problem. They worry about about how sinful they are. They worry about going to heaven. They worry about going to hell. They worry that they aren't [...]

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The Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy - a Tiber River Review

December 6, 2012
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I (somewhat) recently had my fifth child.  It wasn’t until the very last days of that pregnancy that The Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy came into my hands, and it isn’t until now- six months later- that I am getting a chance to write this review.  How I wish this book had been around when [...]

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Five Reasons to Love St. Francis Xavier

December 3, 2012

Co-Founder of the Jesuits: St. Francis Xavier was one of the co-founders of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus), along with St. Ignatius of Loyola, Blessed Peter Favre,and four other men. The Jesuits focused on evangelization throughout the world, and also participated in the Counter-Reformation. Because of their vow of obedience and willingness to spread the Word to remote areas of [...]

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Advent Symbols and Celebrations - Part II

December 1, 2012

Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, a preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio,  meaning "to come to"; it refers to the coming of Christ.  As with Part I, here are three more expressions of piety to prepare the way of the Lord. [...]

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Advent Symbols and Celebrations - Part I

December 1, 2012

Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, a preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio,  meaning "to come to,"; it refers to the coming of Christ.  Here are three expressions of piety to help us get ready this season.  Advent Wreath The Advent Wreath [...]

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The History and Meaning of Advent

November 27, 2012

What is Advent? The word 'Advent' is from the Latin 'Adventus,' which means 'coming.' Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year (in the Western churches), and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated. The first Sunday of Advent is the Sunday [...]

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Catholic Cyber Monday Specials

November 26, 2012

These specials are good in the store and on our website on 11/26/2012. Non-custom Aquinas and More holy cards - 40% off   All Aquinas and More ebooks 75% off   All Patron Saint Medals (Over 4000 to choose from) 25% off   In-stock Mystic Monk Coffee 20% off   St. Joseph Missal Hymnals 25% [...]

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Black Friday Specials at Aquinas and More

November 23, 2012

Bonus just for Black Friday: Use coupon code BF12 to get free standard US shipping on all orders over $25. These specials are good in the store and on our website from 11/23-11/24/12.   In additional, we have several in-store-only specials that will make great stocking stuffers for St. Nicholas Day Faithful Shopper Members get an extra [...]

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Behind the Counter # 13 - Laudamus Te and Studying the Bible With Father Pacwa

November 20, 2012
Year of Faith Bible Study

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:22 — 53.8MB) On today's show I'm interviewing Margot Davidson, founder of a new Mass missalette called Laudamus Te and Fr. Mitch Pacwa about his Bible study for the Year of Faith. If you are familiar with the Magnificat Magazine, then Laudamus Te will be familiar. It's [...]

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